1977 Davis Cup

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1977 Davis Cup
Details
Edition 66th
Achievements (singles)
1976
1978

The 1977 Davis Cup was the 66th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 59 teams would enter the competition, 33 in the Europe Zone, 14 in the Americas Zone, and 12 in the Eastern Zone.

Argentina defeated the United States in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and France won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Australia defeated Argentina and Italy defeated France. Australia defeated Italy in the final, which was held at White City Stadium in Sydney, Australia, on 2–4 December.

The Soviet Union was barred from the competition as punishment for refusing to compete in the 1976 semifinal against Chile. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s the Davis Cup had been affected by protests and defaults, in opposition to the racist policies of Rhodesia and South Africa and to the seizure of power in Chile by Augusto Pinochet. The Davis Cup management committee sought to keep politics from interfering with the competition, and felt the need to take action. The Soviets were also barred from competing in the Federation Cup, as were Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Philippines.[1]

Americas Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Argentina
3
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
28 April - 1 May 1977
clay

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
United States
Ricardo Cano
Dick Stockton
3
6
6
4
8
6
6
4
   
2 Argentina
United States
Guillermo Vilas
Brian Gottfried
6
4
6
0
6
2
     
3 Argentina
United States
Elio Álvarez / Ricardo Cano
Fred McNair / Sherwood Stewart
3
6
3
6
3
6
     
4 Argentina
United States
Guillermo Vilas
Dick Stockton
5
7
6
2
6
2
6
2
   
5 Argentina
United States
Ricardo Cano
Brian Gottfried
5
7
5
7
0
6
     
  • Argentina advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Eastern Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


New Zealand
0
Stanley Street, Auckland, New Zealand
11–13 February 1977
grass

Australia
4
1 2 3 4 5
1 New Zealand
Australia
Onny Parun
Mark Edmondson
3
6
5
7
7
5
4
6
   
2 New Zealand
Australia
Brian Fairlie
John Alexander
3
6
2
6
3
6
     
3 New Zealand
Australia
Brian Fairlie / Onny Parun
John Alexander / Phil Dent
1
6
6
3
6
4
1
6
4
6
 
4 New Zealand
Australia
Onny Parun
John Alexander
11
9
6
4
4
6
3
6
4
6
 
5 New Zealand
Australia
Chris Lewis
Mark Edmondson
4
6
6
4
4
6
    not
completed
  • Australia advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Europe Zone[edit]

Zone A[edit]

Qualifying Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


Spain
2
Barcelona, Spain
29 July - 1 August 1977

Italy
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
Italy
José Higueras
Corrado Barazzutti
6
4
6
4
6
3
     
2 Spain
Italy
Manuel Orantes
Adriano Panatta
4
6
6
3
3
6
1
6
   
3 Spain
Italy
José Higueras / Antonio Muñoz
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
4
6
5
7
4
6
     
4 Spain
Italy
Manuel Orantes
Corrado Barazzutti
5
7
5
7
1
6
     
5 Spain
Italy
Javier Soler
Adriano Panatta
6
1
6
0
       
  • Italy advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Zone B[edit]

Qualifying Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Participating Teams

Main draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Final[edit]


France
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
23–25 July 1977
clay

Romania
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 France
Romania
François Jauffret
Ilie Năstase
3
6
0
6
6
4
6
3
6
1
 
2 France
Romania
Patrick Proisy
Dimitru Haradau
6
2
6
4
8
6
     
3 France
Romania
Patrice Dominguez / François Jauffret
Ilie Năstase / Ion Ţiriac
3
6
4
6
6
3
5
7
   
4 France
Romania
François Jauffret
Dimitru Haradau
6
1
6
4
6
4
     
5 France
Romania
Patrick Proisy
Ilie Năstase
4
6
6
4
6
8
1
6
   
  • France advance to Inter-Zonal Zone

Inter-Zonal Zone[edit]

Draw[edit]

  1st round
14–16 September
Final
2–4 December
                 
  Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  AME   Argentina 2  
  EAS   Australia 3     Sydney, Australia (grass)
    EAS   Australia 3
Rome, Italy (clay)   EUR-A   Italy 1
  EUR-A   Italy 4
  EUR-B   France 1  

First round[edit]

Argentina vs. Australia[edit]


Argentina
2
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14–16 September 1977
clay

Australia
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Argentina
Australia
Guillermo Vilas
Phil Dent
6
2
4
6
7
5
6
3
   
2 Argentina
Australia
Ricardo Cano
John Alexander
4
6
0
6
0
6
     
3 Argentina
Australia
Ricardo Cano / Guillermo Vilas
John Newcombe / Phil Dent
2
6
6
4
7
9
6
4
2
6
 
4 Argentina
Australia
Ricardo Cano
Phil Dent
4
6
4
6
3
6
     
5 Argentina
Australia
Guillermo Vilas
John Alexander
6
4
7
5
4
6
6
2
   

Italy vs. France[edit]


Italy
4
Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
14–16 September 1977
clay

France
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Italy
France
Adriano Panatta
Patrice Dominguez
6
4
4
6
6
4
3
6
6
3
 
2 Italy
France
Corrado Barazzutti
François Jauffret
6
4
2
6
2
6
6
2
6
1
 
3 Italy
France
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
Patrice Dominguez / François Jauffret
6
1
3
6
9
7
6
1
   
4 Italy
France
Adriano Panatta
François Jauffret
6
2
6
1
       
5 Italy
France
Corrado Barazzutti
Patrice Dominguez
2
6
6
0
6
8
     

Final[edit]


Australia
3
White City Stadium, Sydney, Australia
2–4 December 1977
grass

Italy
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Australia
Italy
Tony Roche
Adriano Panatta
6
3
6
4
6
4
     
2 Australia
Italy
John Alexander
Corrado Barazzutti
6
2
8
6
4
6
6
2
   
3 Australia
Italy
John Alexander / Phil Dent
Paolo Bertolucci / Adriano Panatta
4
6
4
6
5
7
     
4 Australia
Italy
John Alexander
Adriano Panatta
6
4
4
6
2
6
8
6
11
9
 
5 Australia
Italy
Tony Roche
Corrado Barazzutti
12
12
        not
completed

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External links[edit]